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University of Enterprise

GiveBack.ie – Funding Homeless Charities

20-year old UStart participant James Gallagher from Ratoath in County Meath is a 3rd year Computer Applications student at DCU and the founder of social enterprise GiveBack.ie together with his girlfriend Victoria Ryan-Nesbitt. GiveBack.ie is an online platform that enables Irish consumers to help some of the most vulnerable people in society by simply shopping...
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Women in Family Business & Leadership Event

DCU Business School is proud to present the third event in its Women in Leadership series, ‘Flourishing in the Face of Adversity: Rebuilding Resilience in the Workplace’. This edition aims to address the unique challenges faced by our female leaders, and the inspirational ways in which these difficulties can be conquered. Three remarkable women join DCU to share...
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S-Man Security Travel Platform

Sheelagh Brady is a former Garda who left the force in 2012 to work with the UN as a Senior Security Analyst in Abuja, Nigeria. There she advised organisations such as Unicef, the World Health Organisation and the World Food Programme on the security environment, threats and managing risk when implementing their programmes on the...
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Andre Bastie of Happy Scribe

UStart Demo Day Winners Announced

The ten start-up teams supported by this year’s UStart student accelerator programme recently gathered at DCU’s Alpha Campus for the UStart Demo Day where the winners of the Best Start-up Opportunity and Best Pitch awards for 2017 were selected following a competitive pitching process. Demo Day marks the culmination of UStart, DCU’s accelerator programme which supports...
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UStart – Empowering Student Entrepreneurs

DCU’s UStart was Ireland’s first student start-up accelerator programme. It enables students to discover and develop their entrepreneurial flair. It empowers them to become trail-blazing social and business entrepreneurs, by helping to bring their innovative ideas to market. Our programme provides training, seed funding and access to mentors and sector specialists. This approach has already...
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Centre for Family Business

In Ireland today, 75% of firms are small and medium sized family businesses, contributing more than 50% of GDP and national employment. The DCU Centre for Family Business (CFB) focuses on addressing the unique challenges that family businesses face from generational succession and the integration of family and non-family talent to inheritance and growth and...
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CitySwifter

CitySwifter is a transport technology platform that enables commuters and event attenders to crowd-source transport. It was set up in 2016 by three friends from Longford – Brian O’Rourke, Alan Farley and Seán Byrne. Brian O’Rourke explains how the UStart student accelerator helped: “We already had the broad concept and our core team in place...
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